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  2017 Simpson Desert Expeditions

Australian Unimog Expeditions will be running a limited number of expeditions across the Simpson Desert in 2017.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel in style and comfort in the Ultimate Expedition Vehicle and see the beauty of the Simpson Desert with its contrasting colours and moods. Enjoy the journey as our expedition vehicles glide over the red sands and rolling dunes of the largest sand dune desert in Australia.

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At the Moss Vale Showground. Don't miss the opportunity to see our Ultimate Expedition Vehicles and book one of the limited places on our 2017 Simpson Desert Expeditions. For further information check out the website www.adventureshow.com.au


Welcome to Australian Unimog Expeditions

Australian Unimog Expeditions are specialists in remote & overland travel. We have over 30 years experience in designing, building and testing expedition vehicles and products.

Australian Unimog Expeditions have designed and built the ultimate expedition vehicle based on a Mercedes Benz Unimog. This vehicle has undergone rigorous testing in the Australian Outback and has performed amazingly well allowing the road less traveled to be taken in style and comfort.

The Australian Unimog Expedition’s U5000 Unimog is an extreme off-roader that gets to places other vehicles just can’t reach. No matter how difficult the weather or how tough the terrain our Expedition Unimog gets there. The Mercedes Benz Unimog has the power and on road ability of a normal commercial vehicle cruising at 100 km/h on the highway. This superior on road performance is combined with Unimog’s legendary off-road capability to provide a vehicle that can be relied upon in even the most challenging terrain. The U5000 Unimog has a huge pulling power, manoeuvrability and excellent driving characteristics making it an ideal expedition vehicle.

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Australian Unimog Expeditions is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor of Kopf Solar Products
Having tested a Kopf Solar System for the past 12 months of remote expedition travel we have been very impressed with the performance and durability of the Kopf Solar System. The panels are extremely light weight with the 900 kW of solar panels on the roof of our expedition vehicle weighing just 20 kg. These panels have stood up to the harsh treatment they have received as we have traveled the corrugated roads of outback Australia. They have withstood numerous strikes from branches on the remote tracks we have traveled such as the Canning Stock Route, the track to Cape Dommet and the Cape Melville to Cooktown Coast road.  The vegetation of both our coastal regions and our desert regions can be harsh and unforgiving and the with the flush glue-down design of the Kopf Solar panels means that they do not get sticks or branches caught underneath damaging the panels or tearing them off. They have coped where standard glass panels would have failed.

Photo by Melanka Helms


Charter Tours

Australian Unimog Expeditions offers charter tours to customers wishing to experience outback Australia. Whether it be crossing the Gunbarrel highway or doing the Madigan Line of the Simpson Desert we have the experience and know how to get you there. With the completion of our expedition body we will be able to provide transport and accommodation for four passengers. Bring your own itinerary or tell us what you would like to see and we will plan a suitable itinerary for you. We have on board navigation to allow us to find even the most remote site. We have satellite and HF communications to ensure your safety. We can also provide support if you would like to drive your own vehicle but would like the safety and convenience of having the most reliable and versatile off-road vehicle with an experienced outback traveler to lead your journey. In addition we have contacts in the aviation industry and can arrange helicopter and light plane charters should you desire them. In 2008 we were part of the inaugural Colours of Australia Tour where an intrepid group of people from various walks of life, occupations and skill sets traveled through central Australian deserts on an art safari to capture the essence of the Australian outback on various forms of media. The art work was done under the direction of well known Australian Artist John Rigby.